Is it just me (it’s not just me) or do you also think a guy who isn’t great in the majors, then goes to Triple-A and tears it up is a Quad-A player? I can’t help, but think that. It’s almost like I’d prefer a guy struggle a bit in the minors so I can just think of them as bad vs. Quad-A. That label, the Quad-A label, is the kiss of death. Like being on a boat with Robert Wagner or a marriage with OJ. You ain’t getting out of that. That doesn’t mean Akil Baddoo (2-for-4, 1 RBI) is Quad-A. Yabba Dabba Baddoo tore up the minors this year, and was recalled. That can be all that was. He was not as good as he was last year, which is why I told you to avoid him in the preseason, but he’s also not as baddoo as he was this year. How about something in the middle? That would be nice. Can’t be worse than what the Tigers were getting in the outfield. That’s just Grossman. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Nolan Jones – 0-for-4, hitting .412. Been remiss in mentioning Jones, according to some comments. Fair enough, I was saving my shizz for Friday’s Buy, which will be available on the Patreon later today. Also, the top 100 for the 2nd half is already released there. NoJo’s got power and a great hit tool, the Guardians do seem like they’re platooning him, which hurts the value a bit. Also, he’s not a .500 BABIP guy, as he currently is.
Shane Bieber – 9 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.24, in 96 pitches. A “Maddux” is a complete game 100-pitches-or-less shutout. This is a near-miss on the Maddux, so I call it the Mike Maddux.
Dylan Cease – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.30. Don’t think he had the good fortune of issuing an intentional walk after being up 0-1 either. Did you see this? Tony La Russa’s giant pickled brain decided to intentionally walk Jose Ramirez after one strike. The reason? Too many G&T’s at the local brew-haha is the only explanation. Tony La Russa’s brain is floating in one of those giant jars like cherries soaked in Everclear.
Luis Robert – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, after sitting the 1st game of the doubleheader, so at least a few of you got sonavabenched. My heart goes out to you; Tony La Russa did a shot of 151 rum every day for 43 years, and now we’re all paying.
Chris Sale – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 hits, 1 walk, 5 Ks, as he was activated from the IL. Or as his autobiography says, “The Idiot Returns.” Sale can absolutely be an ace, but he’s no longer the 13+ K/9, barely-2 ERA guy that he was in his prime. I’m not even sure if he’s a 3.50 ERA guy with 10+ K/9. I like to think he is, but it’s been so long since we’ve seen him pitch healthily (that word sounds weird if said aloud), that I don’t know what we’re getting. I like to think we’re getting a #2, but we might get a #1 or a number nothing, because he’s on the IL again by August.
Trevor Story – Left the game after taking a beaner off the hand. He looked to be in severe pain, but preliminary tests say contusion. Though, preliminary tests are the tests on the way to the actual x-rays.
Corey Kluber – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.58. Been saying for months he’s a Streamonator call, and I finally streamed him. Yay me.
Kenley Jansen – Activated from the IL. I’m happy for him. Sounded harrowing and he’s healthy again, that’s a thumbs up from your baby boy. How’sever, I’d hold Smith or Minter for a few days to make sure Jansen is truly fine.
Matt Olson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer. In an incredible turn of events, Olson did something.
Adam Duvall – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer. This will be the start of a four-homer streak in six games, or his name is not Adam Duvall.
David Peterson – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.48. I’ll be honest, I wouldn’t have started A Man Da. Peterson here, but he looked much better than I thought he would, and better than the line. Streamonator doesn’t like his next, and I wouldn’t mess with it either.
Esteury Ruiz – 2-for-4, 1 RBI as he was called up as originally speculated here and nowhere else. *Screaming* It’s happening!!! Seriously, this guy could be a difference maker, add him now.
Charlie Blackmon – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer. Eyes glazed over, Chazz Noir’s hands extended, riding side-saddle on a white horse, “I am Zombino, and I will eat your brain custard.”
Jake Marisnick – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Hot schmotato alert!
Michael Stefanic – 0-for-4, 1 run as he hit leadoff. Guess it’s time to give this guy some pub. *looks at his player page* Do I have to? Ugh, fine! He’s got no power or speed, but a decent hit tool. Think a poor man’s Luis Arraez. Call him Luis Asleep.
Noah Syndergaard – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.00. I can’t believe Syndergaard is now a Streamonator call. And not even a good one.
Michael Brantley – Remains without a timetable. Someone get this guy a table to put his alarm clock!
Aledmys Diaz – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and his third homer in the last eight days. That’s a week, according to The Beatles.
Yermin Mercedes – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer. Ooh, Pebbles’s fantasy team, Ride My Mercedes Boy, looking to make a 2nd half push.
Joey Bart – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer. Wonder if Bart ever makes good on his promise (of a more reliable public transportation).
Thairo Estrada – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer, and three homers in the last three games. He went from zero to Thairo to schmotato.
Logan Webb – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.82. Hey, finally, a Giants starter who’s as good as his ERA.
Bryson Stott – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer. On one NL-Only team where you basically are stuck with who you draft, I have Stott, and, up until yesterday, I totally forgot he existed. How I imagine Castellanos’s owners feel.
Jose Berrios – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 5.38. The strikeout’ier the start, the sweeter the Berrios. Now, just do this for the next three months, and all is forgiven. Will he? Well, I have my doubts since the Phils weren’t with half the team in Toronto, due to vax status, and Berrios still gave up three runs, but it’s better than it’s been. Keep it going!
Freddy Peralta – Progressed to throwing bullpen sessions. Sweet, he’s gonna be the one guy who returns from a shoulder strain as good as new! Great to hear!
Andrew McCutchen – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in his last two games. McCutchen with a little schmotato action, now for him to turn it into a Zombino. The true test.
Willy Adames – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer. Now it’s time for everyone’s favorite game, Fun With The Player Rater! Put “ss” in the box below Pos, and click the $HR column. Look who’s got the 2nd most homers for shortstops!
Jorge Polanco – 2-for-3, 2 runs, and his 13th homer, and 4th homer in the last week, and sixth homer in the last two weeks, and 13th homer in the last 13 weeks. Okay, that’s a cheat.
Gerrit Cole – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.05. If Cole didn’t shut down the Reds at home, he would’ve needed more than Billy Crystal as an excuse.
Clay Holmes – 0 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 1.37. Regression Fairies over here tap-dancing on my grave. Leave my Holmes alone! I really hate to say it, but I wouldn’t be shocked it takes less than a Joe Barlow’s worth of blown saves to get Aroldis saves again. Hopefully, Holmes can bounce back, because he’ll need to.
Aaron Hicks – Left the game with a shin contusion. Yankee fans were all very distraught when he left. Who would they yell at? Could they yell at Gary Sanchez again even though he’s on the Twins? Oh, wait, they have Clay Holmes!
Jordan Lyles – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.37. Trying to think back to the last time the O’s lost a game. Was it this year? Any hoo! Looked at Lyles’s player page I wouldn’t say I Lovett.
Ramon Urias – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer. Urias is on another hot streak like that one random week he had in May. Weird, Ram-Urias skipped all of Pride Month.
Jorge Mateo – 2-for-4 and a slam (7) and legs (22). If he were hitting fifty points higher, he’d be about as valuable as Tim Anderson. Though, Tim Anderson hasn’t been as valuable as Tim Anderson, but before we make this into troll riddles to cross a bridge, Mateo’s been decent for deep leagues, but the batting average is an anchor.
Ian Happ – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer. Ian Happ’s actually become a better hitter this year. Literally, one of three guys who can claim that. Can you name the other two? Okay, Josh Bell, and who else?
Freddie Freeman – 4-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .311. As he rounded the bases on that home run, he murmured the sound of The Chop.
Nolan Gorman – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer. NoGo is a YesGo for me. *low-fives self*
Albert Pujols – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games since they announced he’d be an honorary All-Star. He also will be in this year’s Home Run Derby. That should be fun.
Albert Pujols after 1st round of the Home Run Derby https://t.co/ZlrafLuHZs pic.twitter.com/1n7AZjmW6k
— Razzball (@Razzball) July 11, 2022
Marcus Semien – 2-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer. Must’ve been nice for Semien to get to hit a shot on, the A’s. Like a revenge f*** but with less complications.
Corey Seager – 1-for-5 and his 21st homer. Now with five homers in five straight games. “Put a sheet on me with some cut-out eye holes when he gets to seven.” That’s the Ghost of Dale Long.
Dennis Santana – 1 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.57. I just dropped him in one league before the start of yesterday’s game, and I did it because I must’ve subconsciously had a vision of a Fantasy Baseball Overlord in a toga and crown of thorns, telling me to drop him. Or maybe it was the peyote. Thank you, FBO or peyote.
Chad Pinder – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. His homer yesterday was a pinch-hit homer — Pind-hit? — and I usually don’t mention those, but the homer the day before tells me not to hang Chad out to dry.
Vimael Machin – 1-for-4, 1 run, as he hits leadoff. This guy sounds like a French author. Hey, did this guy create the character, Ty France?
Who do you like better for this year and next year in a 6 x 6 with OBP, doubles+ triples
Kelenic Adell Carroll
Carroll for me. I can’t wait for him
1. Have two streaming spots but thinking one would be sufficient as I am limited to 7 pickups per week. Best on this list to grab and see if he can stick in this 12 teamer:
Cueto, Singer, Rasmussen, Josiah, Lauer, Quantrill, Stroman, Greinke, Kremer, Stripling.
2. Best for saves among Floro, Finnegan, Hand, Seranthony, Martin (Tx), Graterol, or none? I could go holds guy instead from the likes of Seranthony, Bautista, Raley, Fulmer.
Scouting report on Reds hitters was clearly to throw it down the middle with moderate velocity and little deviation.
And he’s hurt
Harold Ramirez or Carpenter?
Sonny Gray is available – drop Sandoval for Gray? or meh.
Man, I keep losing closers this week…
Who you like best for cheap saves:
and speaking of, you planning to hold Smith/ Minter more than a day or so now that Kenley is back?
Yes, hold Smith/Minter for now
Thank you as always!
Grey, considering I am done and selling.
Next year pitching, keeping 4 who you keeping so I can trade others.
5*5 k/9 QS
best offer I am getting is a 4th rd out of 10 team keeper league or just hold and return players back to player pool or wait till next season possible offers?
Nola, Ray, Baz and coin flip, I guess Bieber
That’s terrible offer, btw
Yeah I know. They offered me Luzardo and 4th rd pick for My Bieber and my 13th pick.
Would you add Miranda and drop Oneil Cruz? it’s a redraft league. Thanks!
Dropping any of strider , Javier , montas, Montgomery , manaea for berrios?
Meh, can try Manaea
Tanner Rainey done for the season in WAS. Who do we grab for saves, Finnegan?
Start or sit Giolito tonight at CLE
would you drop Luis Urias for any of the following
Ha Seong Kim
I need all categories
I don’t take this offer in a keeper league, correct?
I get: Mullins, Teoscar, Gleyber, Jansen
I give: Soto, Suzuki, Espinal
I’m basically in 1st, I’ve won the league every other year. I’m playing for this season and beyond. This would be my team and * would be my keepers.
C – Stephenson
1B – Riley *
2B – Jazz *
3B – Devers *
SS – Edman
OF – Harper *
OF – Marte *
OF – Mullins *
UTIL – Gleyber
UTIL – Teoscar
B – Cruz
B – Naylor
NA – Burleson
McClanahan and Manoah *
SP I’d keep but I also own Webb, Eovaldi, Mahle, Manea, etc.
After all of this I don’t take right?
Drop Ty France or Taylor Ward? Which one is more likely to be donezo?
@Grey: weekly roto redraft. which two do you like most for second half upside? carroll, vargas, ed cabrera, nolan jones, gorman, tork, duran and abrams.
also, with anyone with the last name jones, do you automatically say it in a “mike jones” voice or is that just me?
Haha, just you!
Well in that case, I hope you don’t start doing it, because once you do, it’s hard not to…
Also, who do you like between Jones and Miranda?
I’d try Jones
I had Cease and Strider going yesterday so I watched them pitch side by side on split screen. My mustache, which I did not have at first pitch, gained two bushy inches in 5 innings!
!2-team H2H with QS. You starting Blackburn @TEX today?
Either way, if he tanks tonight, is he droppable or worth holding onto for mediOAKre matchups? His overall numbers on the season are decent but he hasn’t really done much for stats in the last month or so.
Meh, he’s kind of a streamer outside of good home matchups
Yepez or Renfroe as a bench bat? Thanks!
Hey Grey! Soto’s in the HR derby – could be just the ticket for second half stats (no but maybe for real…??)! Here are some mid-season trades for you to judge…
a) teoscar/ty anderson for their woodruff/jomo (fair or asking too much?) – is teoscar for woodruff straight up fair?
b) adames/gilbert or semien/hendriks
c) semien/story or olson/gilbert
d) hader/webb or teoscar
A. Woodruff, it’s fair
B. Semien, it’s fair
D. Teoscar…needs based
Thank you sir!
Trade offer :
Get: T Anderson + Strider
Give: Rodon + O.Cruz + Hays
Thinking yes ?
I have Cruz ( $ 2 Keeper league )
Only concern is innings cap on Strider ?
Im out of FAAB $ – so pitching might be light ?
Which side do you take – R.O.S.?
Lynn or McCullers make a bigger impact after the ASB?
Currently have McCullers on IL, but could shuffle things around to pick up Lynn who was dropped
Hey Captain Handsome!
Love this week’s headline. A View to a Kill is a sentimental favorite Bond movie of mine. Widely considered one of the worst 007 outings, and Roger Moore’s last turn as Bond. He was 22 years older than Bond girl Tonya Roberts and was like “hmmm maybe I’m too old for this.”
Otherwise you have an absolutely BONKERS Christopher Walken as Max Zorin. Grace Jones in her prime as henchman May Day. And an ahead of its time premise about Silicon Valley corruption culminating in a showdown in a frickin blimp above the Golden Gate Bridge.
I digress and apologize for the Catcher question I’m asking…
D’Arnaud or Murphy ROS? I lean picking up Murphy due to opportunities, but if he’s traded that might be moot.
And on top of that would you stash Grandal to start over the other two when he’s back? Been decent in rehab outings and was hot second half last year. Maybe TLR can get him going with some of his Jesus Juice.
Ha, thanks! I forgot about Grace Jones, what a classic! Haha
Travis — forget Yasmani
Trade offer :
Get: T Anderson + Strider
Give: Rodon + O.Cruz + Hays
Thinking yes ?
I have Cruz ( $ 2 Keeper league )
Only concern is innings cap on Strider ?
Im out of FAAB $ – so pitching might be light ?
Which side do you take – R.O.S.?
Dl B Lowe
Rp Barlow, S
Rp Duran, JH
Rp Dominguez, se.
Wow. Jays fire Montoyo. Did not see that coming.
Yeah, seemed well liked, weird
Not saying Montoyo deserves it, but the Jays just got swept by the Mariners and have lost 9 of the previous 11 games. Under performing.
No doubt. Just thinking not like the Jays.
I think I’m benching Giolito vs CLE, Ryan vs MIL and drum roll… Gonsolin vs STL. None of these matchups look very good to me and I’m calling my shot that the Regression Fairies are coming for Gonsolin tonight. Any of these worth reconsidering? I have reasons for each but I value your opinion
I’d start all except Ryan I don’t trust at all…
That’s confusing, I wouldn’t start Ryan
Long time, no speak, huh? My team’s been bouncing up and down the standings all season in my 12-team, roto, 6×6, SV+HL league. In 6th place as of this writing. My offense hasn’t done close to what I’d hoped (Franco & Witt, Jr.) but it’s been MUCH better than my pitching. That said, I just traded Robert for Scherzer and traded Gleyber for Strider. My Wins, Ks and K/BB were in the gutter…HAD to improve. Do you think that I made a BIG mistake?!?
C – Alfaro
1B – Abreu
2B – France
3B – Witt, Jr.
SS – Eugenio
CI – Vogelbach
MI – Nico
OF – Tucker, Eloy, Benintendi & Rosario
U – Hays & Winker
BN – Pham & Hays
IL – Wander
NA – C. Carroll
SP – Bassitt, Baz, Cease, S. Gray, Lodolo, Manoah, Scherzer & Strider
RP – Pressly, Romano & Graterol
BN – D. L. Hall
I tend to overthink A LOT of my moves and yet am often too hesitant to make any moves while being impulsive all at once. Please advise.
Good to see you! I don’t think you made a big mistake, but Strider might not be around for many more IP…he is great for Ks tho
Thanks as always!!!
Minor league roster question. We have three players on it and we can call them up the following year for a last round pick. I currently have CJ Abrams, Baz and Anthony Volpe. Im wondering what to do with CJ Abrams. Is he worth holding on to in a 10 team H2H for a last round pick next year? He just doesn’t seem to be able to hit in the bigs.
Players I could pick up include Francisco Álvarez, Esteury and Gunnar Henderson.
Oh, I see now the followup comment…Um…I guess can stash Esteury for now, but it seems like you have a ton of guys available
Him or who else? What’s your other option besides Abrams, because right now it seems like you’re saying just drop him because
Well I’m wondering if Abrams is worth a last round pick next year? Does he look like a player that can figure it out at the big league level? Or would the roster spot be better served with Francisco Álvarez who could potentially be a good hitter at the C position.
He has as much chance at figuring it out as Ruiz, Alvarez others…If you wanna keep a catcher, Alvarez might be up next year as the starter
These are all equally risky lottery tickets
Ok thanks Grey. I guess I’ll ride it out with Abrams and see if he starts to figure it out.
Great work Grey!
16 team H2H weekly points league. Redraft
Paredes, Jeremy Peña and Esteury Ruiz ROS.
Pena, Isaac…I don’t know Esteury has a ROS
1) Please rank ROS….
2) And who’s the drop?
Duran, Ramon, Riley, there’s no ROS with these guys
Can lose Reynolds if you don’t have IL room or Kirilloff…but more on needs than anything
Hunting for a QS stream for tomorrow, who would you go with of my options?
Rasmussen vs. BOS
Cueto @ MIN
Are you starting Bassitt @ATL today?
Or who would you start Stripling vs PHI instead?
I’d start Stripling
Baz or JoMo Grey ?
A little behind in Ks so Baz strikes me as a guy I should target
Shout out to Miggy for stealing 3rd last night! It wasn’t double steal. He took that bag and forced a bad throw and scored. Ruiz on the other hand was thrown out trying to steal third and ended an inning. That’s baseball for you. I just hope they don’t put the brakes on Ruiz.
No brakes on Ruiz, please
Muncy or Renfroe ROS in an obp league (currently relying on Berti as my only 2b-eligible, which Muncy also is)
Read more then you’ll know.
Clay Holmes what the heck was that?!? From the scroll 2 runs in, bases loaded, nobody out I assumed Aroldis was being given a courtesy close against his crap former team
Not so much, my night was ruined
Obviously will hold Clay, but am kicking the tires on an extra closer
Jhoan Duran or this Anthony Hopkins guy with the Phils?
Watching that Clay Homes meltdown was the stuff of nightmares. Staring at my tv in utter disbelief.
Watched it live as well. Every hit seemed to be a dribbler that found a a hole and his command completely let him off.
Looked like a one off
6×6 H2H, drop either Darick Hall or Edward Olivares for Akil? Thanks!
Franimal finally got that sweet OF eligibility on Fantrax.
Let it rain steaks from heaven
Haha only took 3 months for dude to get hot.
Did you watch The Bear ?
I haven’t watched yet, but Cougs said she wants to watch it so now I’m at her mercy
It’s worth the watch.
Heard that from a friend yesterday too
Vlad Jr and Gausman or Austin Riley and Kyle Wright ?
Been in in 3rd all year and looking for a few difference makers from an impatient owner. Gotta think Vlad figures it out over the ASB
Sometimes I think some of you are delusional.
1. i did not start Mitch White and Clevinger. whew. they were a combined minus 21. Thanks for your input about not starting them. what are your thoughts on keeping them as streamers.
2. i was going to start Aaron Ashby at Minn. would you start him?
3. I also leaning to starting Houston’s Javier on the road against LAA? Do you agree?
1. No problem 2. No 3. Sure
I noticed Lynn has a fip of 4.17 vs an era of 6.97. He has a 53% strand rate, but it is hard to make a complelling argument that he is pitching better than his era indicates. His primary pitch, fastball, is down 1.5 mph. His statcast chart is ugly too. How did I get so “lucky” to own 3 guys with large gaps like this. I can somewhat support Cobb, but I am losing faith in the fip vs era comp.
Meh, he’s sucked, but it’s also what? 5 or 6 starts?
Yeah. They probably rushed him back to try to save their season. They have refused to make the only move that “may” save their season.
Well you listened to Grey. Shit happens but he’s not God.
How high are the prospectors on Esteury? 60 SBs though 77 games and then he starts his MLB career with two hits (in COL). Would you rather have him on a minor league roster over CJ Abrams or Anthony Volpe?
Im also wondering how high you are on Harold Ramirez? I have him as my CF and the options on the waiver wire are terrible.
Meh, he’s fine if he’s hot, nothing special
No one is higher on the Prospectonator https://razzball.com/prospectonator-hitters/
Why rely on a rookie. I guess if you have to.
Its for a minor league roster. We have three players on it and we can call them up the following year for a last round pick. I currently have CJ Abrams, Baz and Anthony Volpe. Im wondering what to do with CJ Abrams. Is he worth holding on to in a 10 team H2H for a last round pick next year? He just doesn’t seem to be able to hit in the bigs.
Sooo, I declined jazz and he countered w Shane Mcclanahan for my judge in the dynasty league. Work w this and ask for a bit more of hold?
You should charge a consulting few haaa
I’d want Judge
You da man. gracias
Weekly OPS H2H:
A: Cole, Eloy
B: Trout, Giolito
Morning Grey! Awesome write up as usual!
I’m in a 10 team 5×5 (hits and OBP as additional cats) league with limited moves (40) and I have had to make 24 already due to injuries:
1) how much of a difference maker do you think Ruiz will be, should I drop Jarren Duran for him?
2) David Peterson is on the WW (gets the Cubs next) , should I drop any of Lauer, Cobb or Kopech for him? I also have Heaney who might be coming back soon off the IL so might be better to wait?
3) I have an IL spot available (with Springs going on IL), would you use a move on McCullers Jr or Dustin May?
1. Coul be huge, but unsure of his PT, so Jarren still for now 2. Kopech — Heaney will get re-injured in 1 start 3. I have no faith in either
Thanks Grey – redraft QS league would you prefer Logan Gilbert or Taylor Ward and either Sonny Gray / Joe Ryan?
Gilbert and Gray
Hows your week Grey!
1 Im surprised you didnt go with “License to Akil” ..I’m not saying its better, i just like low hanging fruit
2 I totally believe in Quad-A players. To me, that means you cant excel against the very best. Take Bello for example. Sure he was doing well in AAA, but to me, AAA is just facing the 9 hole hitter 9 times in a row. Anyone better than that would be up. I think thats why you see so many AAA pitchers struggle in their debut, cause now its like facing the 3 hole hitter (and better) in AAA 9 times in a row. Obviously, bello will adjust and get better (coaching, resources, adjustments etc). But for Akil, hes facing in AAA your 5th best starter in MLB or worse every day. Thats like excelling against Ross Stripling every day. Sure hes okkkk, but you want your best hitters crushing that. But in MLB, thats not the case, youre facing just guys so much better, and maybe Akil just doesnt have that skill set. He cant meet that challenge. Anyways, thats my theory about Quad A players, they can beat up on that 9th or 5th starter every so often, but that extra step just isnt there, and to me, its actually a bigger step than most people realize
3 I rambled, i forgot 3….Oh ya! I got mateo and Ruiz, Ruiz is still stashed on my NA, should i just keep him there for now, or drop mateo and activate him. I think its going to be obvious that Ruiz is a better version mateo (but not right away???) or with him just being called up, mateo for ROS is still the better option? I just like to keep my roster flexible cause of injuries or if ruiz struggles etc.
1. Ha, yeah, that’s good too 2. That’s a good theory! 3. I like Ruiz a lot, but I don’t know playing time once Profar returns, so ROS? I’m still going Mateo for now
Top of the Morning Mr. Lothario sir.
In a keep forever I was offered jazz and Sandoval for my judge.
I am in 4th going for the gold this year. I love this Jazz guy but the injuries are a tad scary. Take the deal and get younger or hold?
Or I can move this to a Bo for jazz base. I would be asking for a pitcher maybe baz. Is that a hell no keep Bo for you?
You like Musgrove @ COL today? SON has it as -$18, but I’m inclined to run him out there despite it being in Coors.
Steals aren’t too much of an issue for me, looking to get some power from the 2B position.
Worth it to trade White for Brandon Lowe? Heard he’ll be back Friday.
Or stay put
Works for me
So the owner countered with Merrifield and Raisel + Clase for Story and Hader.
Would then have Hader/Holmes as my saves guys.
Story has to be the better player between him and B Lowe I’m thinking though, even with the HBP last night
Story side, it’s not close if Story’s healthy
Grey you starting Josiah Grey today @ SEA or Giolito @ CLE ?
I started Lynn but sat Cease, can’t seem to figure out when to start these White Sox pitchers
Why would you ever sit Cease?
In a league built around efficiency, where BB and HR allowed hurt…..start Pablo vs PIT and Ashby @ MIN today?
I wouldn’t start Ashby
Which side you taking in each scenario?
1. Kershaw and Clevinger for Montas
2. Kershaw and Clevinger for Nola
3. Tellez for Eovaldi
4. Walsh for Eovaldi
5. Berrios for Cobb
hmm…1. Kershaw 2. Nola 3. Tellez 4. Walsh 5. Cobb
Thanks! Yes, I am trying to keep my leagues straight lol. Easier on us old farts.
And I may try to reacquire Kershaw as I traded him to an A’s fan (Montas probably will get traded as I send the offer lol). Holding Cobb then….holding breath!
With Whitt and Wander out – I’m strapped for 2B and 3B’s. I’m on a 12 team H2H, looking for AVG and OBP. How do you like from the following:
Dozier, W Flores or Aledmys Diaz. I know not a lot to work with
Sure, if you need it
Sorry I meant who would you rather have out of the three of them?
what’s your view on L.Lynn? He was just dropped in my 12 team H2H league. Is he worth picking up? I have some guys that I wouldn’t feel too bad about dropping to pick him up. Re:Pivetta, T.Rogers, Ashby
I’d pick him up, but not start him untilI saw something decent — lose Rogers two months ago
Lol. Gotcha. Thanks
top 5 James Bond theme song right there
Would you drop any of the following, Votto, Muncy, NoJo, J.Sanchez, Kirilloff, for Baddoo?
morning! 12 team pts league.
Gallen/ L. Hendriks or Nola?
Trade Mountcastle for E. Ruiz?
Trade offer :
T Anderson and Strider
O Cruz, Rodon, and Hays
Which side r.o.s ?
Sadly, my team has been bitten by the injury bug quite a bit over the last week or so. As a result, I may need to play the schmotato game a bit here.
Are you starting Carlos Santana with a doubleheader today against Josiah Gray and Fedde? Any buy-in (temporarily) to the little hot streak he has had since coming over to the Mariners?
My other option would be streaming Coors field, Voit and Hosmer are available.
Grey the White! It was a fun read as always.
I’m still on board with seeing a foot race between Pujols and Miggy.
How about the Royals having to rest one of their best trade pieces (Michael A Taylor) because they let him pitch 37 pitches the other night? Now he has ‘shoulder soreness’. It’s atleast fun to watch the young guys in the lineup every day.
I’m going to be honest in admitting I havn’t seen Torkelson play in the last few weeks. Have you seen some at bats or heard from sources that you feel his future still has good upside? In other words, do you think he is a good buy low target in dynasty leagues?
Thanks! I’d buy low on Tork, I think it’ll happen still
Thanks for the insight…just traded Lou-Bob-Jeremy Peña and Yerry across the Mersy and Luis Gonzalez for Springer-M.Harris-Eustery Ruiz-Kutter-Oswald Peraza…Lou-Bob is gonna be a force…only 24…thoughts? 13 team dynasty 5×5 keep them all
I’d want the Lou Bob side
Hey Grey! Keeper league where I’m not winning this year but should have plenty of keepers to choose from:
Trade my $38 Acuna and $8 Harris II for his $12 J-Rod? (2023 prices)
Works for me
Any worry with Raisel Iglesias ? Been an awful month and even his velocity was a bit down last night.
Hasn’t had a save in nearly a month
Yeah, I’m a bit concerned now…Thought he was a buy low, now not sure
Would a trade of Raisel and Merrifeld for India and Doval be enough for you ? Or at that point stay the course
I’d take India/Doval
Sometimes I wonder how good a guy is. Sometimes lack of Abs, injuries and even a bad start gets in the way of evaluation.
I always liked Ramon Urias. Statcast likes him. I wonder what he could be if he stays healthy. Essentially is he a .280 hitter who can hit 20 plus homers or a Quad A..
Not sure he’s either…Looks like a 12-14 homer, .245 hitter
Career so far yes. That seems to be it.
Statcast tells me he’s 280 hitter and I am always wondering about his power. Maybe that’s it…he’s a 15 homer guy.
Yeah, 15 to 20 isn’t a huge leap tho
Top of the morning Sir, who is the better bet ROS and for keeper purposes? Leody Tavares or Jose Miranda? Both are on hot streaks now.
Thank you Sir
great column grey ,
tony la russo is whacked the whole thing about his 5 top guys not running out routine plays….he makes crazy decisions but i never heard of an 0-1 intentional BB.
i watched a few albert pujols at bats recently alot of times he seemed over matched then suddenly gets a hanging curve or fast ball with no movement….i must be getting old and cynical but almost seems like MLB generating a feel good record book story….just saying
Yeah, ha, could be with Albert
would be interesting to see how many of his HR’s this year come in garbage time….
Yeah, good call
“The Mariners estimate that the decision to demote Kirby at this point in the calendar will save about 10 innings off his season total for 2022″
They saved a whole 10 innings! Reminds me of my friends penny pinching Dad that wouldn’t lower the A/C under 78.
Not sure how much E.Ruiz will play with Profar and Will Myers returning. if I add I must start for the week after all star break. Should I add now or wait. Could lose 1 week of stats thank as always
I’m not sure where he’s playing full time yet either…Maybe the Padres trade Myers? Profar is more hurt than they’re saying? I have no idea yet
In regards to Kluber, are you really telling me this man is only a streamer, where’s the love. 3.58 ERA, 3.76 xFIP, 3.67 SIERA with an 8.1 K/9, 1.4 BB/9, and 5.6 K/BB. All that and being on a winning team, not to mention being uber efficient averaging like 80 pitches a game and only having like 3 bad starts in 17 games. Picked him up on 4/29 and haven’t looked back.
sorry this was a stan post, I dont have much to brag about this year, but pitching has been the bright spot in the sea of my injured/atrocious hitters.
Kluber’s around 175 overall on https://razzball.com/playerrater/ — about same as Springs, Wacha, Josiah and Skubal…It’s okay, but that’s not an every time out guy
fair enough, but he’s the 50th ranked starter which would be SP4/SP5 depending on league
Yeah, depends on league more than anything
I traded Bennintendi for Kluber about 10 days ago.
Benintendi is not good
I don’t see a guy that I’d start in away games or tough matchups, which the Rays have a lot of
he’s held his own against BOS, NYY, STL, MIN
Yeah, maybe I’m being unfair
all good, but now i probably jinxed him haha
I hope so! Kidding, I have nothing against him
Haha, thanks for these write-ups and taking the time to always respond
Grabbing Ruiz where I can and thinking he ends up being the special sauce that CJ Abrams was supposed to be this year for the Padres.
Dropping one of M Harris, A Thomas, A Gimenez for him in a few leagues. I’ve got generally good coverage otherwise.
I still think Harris comes down to earth a bit and Thomas looks like he’s got some growing to do.
Man, I really want Berrios to do well down the stretch. I like him as a pitcher and want him to succeed in Toronto after being stuck with some bad teams in Minnesota. Rough year so far, and the AL East is still up in the air (I don’t believe for a second that the Yanks can’t collapse with their staff / bullpen).
I’d like that too on Berrios
India seems to be turning it around.. him or Pena rest of season?